Whole Foods, Safeway and Harris Teeter top the list of the freshest and healthiest grocers in the U.S., according to Health magazine. The stores offer wide selections of produce and organic products, as well as clear nutritional labeling and healthful prepared meals.
The new Cub Foods in St. Paul, Minn., is leading the chain's environmental initiatives and is applying for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Gold certification. Recycled building materials, a water-saving landscape-irrigation system, 44 skylights, an eco-friendly refrigeration system and parking lot LED lights are just a few of the features.
President-elect Barack Obama is expected to move quickly to appoint a Food and Drug Administration commissioner. Among the names in circulation are Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen; Susan Wood, a former director of the FDA's women's health office; and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore's health chief.
FMI has announced that the founder of craigslist, Craig Newmark, will speak at the Future Connect Leadership Conference, May 4 to 6 in Dallas. Learning how the next generation of leadership is using the Internet and social media, such as Facebook and YouTube, is key, President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin said.